BARN Podcast 8/2/19

We look ahead to a big weekend of racing including Whitney Day at Saratoga, the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer, and the Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar.  We welcome in the BARN Jury to discuss their favorite jaw-dropping performances.  

A longshot to consider in the West Virginia Derby

Mr. Money winning the Matt Winn Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography You don’t need me to tell you #9 Mr. Money is the horse to beat in Saturday’s $500,000 West Virginia Derby (G3) at Mountaineer. That much should be apparent to even a casual handicapper glancing at the past performances. Mr. Money has earned a ton of purse money beating up on grade 3 competition this spring and summer. He cruised to victory by 5 [...]

Baffert Ships Once On Whiskey for West Virginia Derby

Once On Whiskey winning the Los Alamitos Derby (gr. III) - © BENOIT PHOTO It’s not every day that trainer Bob Baffert runs a horse at Mountaineer, but then again, it’s not every day that the West Virginia racetrack hosts a graded stakes race worth $500,000. Thus, it’s not too surprising that Baffert will be in action on August 4th when Mountaineer hosts the $500,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III), a nine-furlong race for three-year-olds that Baffert has won [...]